Despite their Week 2 victory, the New York Jets have some glaring issues in their defensive secondary. Is it time to be concerned?
It’s no secret that even though the New York Jets left a must-win game victorious in Week 2 against the Buffalo Bills, their defensive secondary needs a lot of work. For the second week in a row now, the Jets’ defensive secondary let an opposing quarterback dissect it with ease and precision.
The main problem with both games so far of the regular season boils down to communication. Whether it’s a safety not helping a cornerback or blown assignments, the Jets’ defensive secondary will continue to not hold its own against some of the top receivers playing today in the NFL.
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Cornerback Darrelle Revis has been one of the main headlines so far this season with his decline in play. Of course, Revis won’t win every battle but it’s imperative the Jets do everything they can to give him the support he needs.
If he continues to decline, it’s important the Jets adjust now before it’s too late. While it’s way too soon to consider Revis doing a positional change, they need to give him consistent safety help when it comes to covering the No. 1 receiving option of their opponent.
It’s not a time to truly be concerned about the Jets’ secondary since it’s just two weeks into the regular season.
At 1-1 to start the year, the Jets have plenty of football left to be played, they will course-correct these secondary issues and get through it.
It just takes time and patience since their defensive secondary needs some time to become a consistent and cohesive unit.
Even head coach Todd Bowles knows exactly what is holding his positional unit back from executing as envisioned.
Courtesy of the Media Relations Department of the Jets here is what Bowles had to say about what is the main problem with their secondary:
On if there are any common denominators with the big plays allowed by the secondary…
No, not really. It’s one guy here or there, but we have to clean that up. The communication has to be cleaner. This is day-one training camp stuff that we shouldn’t be busting and we have to make sure we correct that.
Overall, there is no reason to panic. Just like they did against the Bills, it’s best the Jets take things one week at a time and focus on the task at hand. Expect to see their secondary bounce back in Week 3 against the Kansas City Chiefs and not let another quarterback take advantage of their current issues.